Hello all, and welcome to your Team Marly Bird rundown of STITCHES West! Read on to find out where we’ll be, what booths to visit, and how to party with us! With Stitches West taking place this weekend now is the time to put your game plan together!
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Booths to Visit at Stitches West:
First up, booths to visit! The Marketplace can be an overwhelming place, especially at West. In order to be prepared we suggest that you get your floor map before the event and highlight all of your favorites so you can go in with a strategy!
Chic Sheep Booth-
First up, of course, is yours truly. Marly, Katelyn, and the absolutely famous Marly’s Mom will be manning the Red Heart Yarns booth to give you your first ever chance to check out Chic Sheep by Marly Bird in person! If you don’t know about Marly’s Mom get to know her before the show with her wonderful beginner knitting classes she did on YouTube with Marly. She was brave enough to learn to knit publicly on YouTube. I guess it wasn’t that scary since Marly was her teacher! Highlight booths 926 & 1025 to stop by and get your Chic on!
Looking for FREE Chic Sheep by Marly Bird patterns? Head over to the Chic Sheep page on our website to see all of the current FREE patterns. Be sure to check back at the start of March for the next installment of free Chic Sheep by Marly Bird Patterns.
Buffalo Wool Company-
Two of our Yarn Thing Podcast sponsors will also be exhibiting, so we wanted to share their info as well-starting off with the Buffalo Wool Company. You can find the Buffalo Wool Company at booths 404 & 503!
It’s an exciting show for them as well, since they’ll be debuting several new designs and a brand new yarn! We’re excited to see more one skein designs that will help make this fabulous fiber more accessible to our wonderful community of knitters & crocheters.
Erin Lane Bags-
And of course, you know we couldn’t leave out Erin Lane Bags!! Brittani will be manning the booth with Lindsey, but they’re right next door to us at booths 824 & 923! We recently did a video with Lindsey so you can get a quick introduction to one of her project bags-the Sweater Bag.
She’ll also be debuting a host of new fabrics for 2018-so you can go on brand new adventures in the #Sheepleverse!
Spoiler Alert: Be sure to stop at the Chic Sheep booth for TWO exclusive Marly Bird print Erin Lane Bags!
Teachers at Stitches West:
As if shopping wasn’t enough fun, there are also so many talented teachers ready to share their favorite techniques with you! Marly will be teaching several classes-for both knitters and crocheters. You can see the full list of Marly’s Stitches West Classes as you register for the event.
Extra Curricular Activities:
Friday Night (6:30-8pm)-
On Friday night, after the first day of classes, Stitches hosts the annual fashion show. This is an amazing opportunity to see the best of the STITCHES Market and the knitting universe live on stage. Professional models take to the catwalk wearing the most beautiful garments you’ve ever seen. Spoiler Alert: There will be TWO Chic Sheep by Marly Bird items out on the runway!!!
Friday Night (10pm-12am)-
We couldn’t have a run-down of West without talking about the PJ Party! Craftsy is our sponsor this year, and Marly is, as always, our host. Join us for a night of fun games, prizes, dancing, and laughter-pajamas are of course recommended! Bring your PJs, sneakers and reserve of energy and party with us to midnight! Just remember…what happens at the PJ party, stays at the PJ party!!!
STITCHES is all about sharing the crafts we love! What better way to do that then to end the show with a student banquet. At the event you will have chances to win Banquet Door Prizes donated by STITCHES vendors. This is a chance to meet with others out there that have the same interests as you and a great way to end the show!
We can’t wait to see you all at STITCHES West! Be sure to share this post with fellow attendees, and be sure to stop by, say hi, and squish some Chic Sheep!
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